May Book Photo Challenge: Day 10


Day 10: my obsession. My husband tells me my obsession is all books, but Jim Butcher is the only author I live that takes up an entire bookshelf with his works, so I’m going to go with that. The most recent Dresden Files book is homeless because there is no more room on that shelf…

May Book Photo Challenge: Day 5


Feliz Cinco de Mayo! For today’s photo challenge, I picked a book that frequently made me laugh out loud.

“Polka will never die!” If you enjoy sarcastic humor in the face of sure death (and dinosaurs in Chicago), you’ll like Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files. DEAD BEAT is #7 in the series, so don’t start there–the first six books have their share of LOL moments and page-turning action too. The 15th book in the series comes out later this month, and I can’t wait!

tech support


Sometime last month my printer stopped printing, as in it was apparently using ink as normal, but nothing showed up on the paper. Unfortunately, that was almost exactly a year to the day that I purchased the darn thing (along with my lovely little iBook), so my warranty had expired. I went through email tech support, and followed all the instructions (yes, I did use genuine Epson inks) and nothing helped. It was quite odd to see and hear the printer doing its thing, then have nothing but a blank piece of paper to show for it. So I was refered to the telephone helpline, with the added bonus of not having to pay the $10 per call fee since I’d already troubleshooted (-shot?) by email.
After putting it off a few weeks (I claim an A&P test or two to study for), I finally called last night, and after going through the same bit (and not getting charged for calling, yay!) they determined that it might indeed be hardware failure, and since it was only a few days (weeks, whatever, it’s only been a year) they will send me a brand new printer! And I don’t even have to send back the old one, which, aside from not printing, still works. I had gotten the all-in-one printer/scanner/copier/memory card reader, so I was loathe to just buy a new one (assuming I had the money to do so, anyway).
It won’t be the same model, but from what I hear, the newer model is better. I just have to wait a week, and I should have a new one…
Busy busy busy at work. Hope you all are having a good week. I’m so glad tomorrow is payday.

(Listening to Y98, reading Jim Butcher’s Dead Beat)